Hi! Welcome to the wegather website. We encourage you to spend some time finding out about wegather: a gospel powered disciple making movement.
We gather because all authority in heaven & on earth has been given to Jesus. We, therefore, gather to make disciples of Jesus. We baptize the disciples in the name of the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit. We gather to teach them to obey all that Jesus commanded (this serves the disciple & the disciple maker as well!). We gather because Jesus will never leave us or forsake us(even when circumstances are really, really terrible!), even to the end of the age…
Our identity comes from who we are & what we are becoming rather than something as restricting & limiting as a single title or name. We realize, sometimes titles are helpful to distinguish differences or likenesses or to assist in providing definition. We’re not against the idea as it’s been rather helpful for humanity throughout the ages. However, there are times when titles & names blur understanding, cause confusion, or provide an opportunity to stereotype, discriminate, or limit potential. There’s a lot of that going on these days, even in places where it really shouldn’t be.
we understand that the lack of a clear, distinguishable name or title may be uncomfortable to some. Some may even go so far as to conclude in their minds that all of this is ridiculous, unnecessary, or unhelpful. We’re grateful that God has given humanity such freedoms. Nonetheless, if detractors can suspend their personal judgements, we believe there is purpose in our chosen namelessness. This choice will not externalize by pursuing comfort, success, or or the exaltation of self. We gather together, associate, & proliferate throughout the world by a Way & a Power that transcends a name like wegather.
That’s the hope.
wegather isn’t attempting to create an institution as we have already gained entrance into an eternal one. Besides, there are plenty of institutions already out there, & we don’t believe creating another one of them is necessarily helpful for the mission we are on. Though, we are gladly complying with government institutional requirements to financially operate, Jesus didn’t command setting up institutions to fulfill his mission; filled with His Spirit, why would we? We are in this world but we are becoming less & less of it so that we might be helpful to it, which is all very contrary to the idea of institutionalizing.
wegather isn’t a brand, though we have been given a seal, a mark, or a distinguishable characteristic of sorts. As we are empowered by this mark, we will be distinguishable from humans that aren’t empowered by this mark. You’ll recognize it by who we are & how we love one another. If it’s not recognizable, it could be that you’d prefer not to see it, are not able to see it, don’t care if you see it, or it’s actually not there. No matter the reason, something is terribly wrong & needs to be transformed.
wegather doesn’t exist to be an organization, though we are organized as well as being organized. More accurately, we are an organism; an eternal organism directed by one Head or Leader, & empowered by one Spirit, His. & since He is organizing His people in all contexts all over the world, it would be silly of us to point to ‘our’ organization as His organization is THE organization.
wegather isn’t a church, & yet, it is. Confused? Well, what conceptual construct is intended when using the word church? The dilemma we find ourselves in is the term church is an etymological disaster of epic proportions. Having been culturally appropriated, the result is ambiguity cloudy enough to potentially hijack the greatest transcendence of all time, if it were possible. But it isn’t, as not even the gates of hades will prevail against it. Nonetheless, it’s an example of a name or title that has blurred & confused. Churches are culturally referred to as buildings, institutions, events, organizations, social clubs, & much more. wegather isn’t one of those things, though we certainly could have something to do with all of those. You will never be solicited to be part of a church called wegather. We gather because we ARE the church…
wegather exists to exalt & glorify Jesus. We do not exist to exalt anything else including, but not limited to: people, another person other than Jesus, an organization, a specific theology, a book, a church, a denomination, a sect, a scientific theory or hypothesis, a political platform or position, a particular sport or sports team, etc. Equally, we do not exist to exalt wegather. If Jesus sees fit to draw some attention to wegather in some way, shape, or form, we are humbly grateful (however, we are sure the only way this would occur is inasmuch as we are exalting Jesus). From time to time & in various locations, we may refer to a person or an organization's work. The sole purpose in doing such would be to exalt Jesus, not the person or organization. If you witness something else, please be bold as well as kind enough to let us know. Apart from Jesus, people can do nothing. Therefore, we choose to exalt Jesus.
We gather together. We gather because of what Jesus the Christ has done, is doing, & will do; because of which, we gather as directed & empowered by His Spirit; Holy Spirit.
We gather: at times in what appears to be an organized way, but sometimes not. We gather: sometimes in a building, sometimes not. We gather weekly. We gather daily. Sometimes we even gather multiple times a day.
We gather eternal truths by the power of Holy Spirit that transcend us from false images, transforming us into the likeness of his glorious image; Jesus Christ.
We gather as one flock with one Shepherd: Jesus Christ. We gather as one body with one Head: Jesus Christ. There is one priesthood with one Priest: Jesus Christ. There is one building & one Cornerstone: Jesus Christ. There is one Master and we are brothers & sisters. There is one Father. There is one Teacher, the Christ.
We gather in these ways as there is one God & one mediator between God & people, Jesus. Trusting Jesus, in what he did, in what he is doing, & in what he will do, is the only way to be united with God. There is no other way. Not through yourself, not through a ‘pastor’, not through doing good things, not by attending a regular event on Sunday morning called ‘church’, not by praying, not by reading a bible, not by being a great mom or dad, not by being promoted at work, not by getting good grades, not by giving away money, not by participating in ‘good’ causes…etc.
We gather because all authority in heaven & on earth has been given to Jesus. We, therefor, gather to go & make disciples. We gather to baptize the disciples in the name of the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit. We gather to teach them to obey all that Jesus commanded (this serves to remind us as well!). We gather because Jesus will never leave us or forsake us, even to the end of the age…